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MRTI Update #9 from Mid-Ohio – Saturday – O’Ward grabs 8th pole of the season by one-hundredth of a second – ties Bryan Herta, Bell, Mederios and Jones for season record.

By Steve Wittich For the second straight Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session, the field was covered by less than a second. It was still the same driver, Patricio O’Ward, on top, but today, he wasn’t nearly as dominant. Aaron Telitz (2nd) and Colton Herta (3rd) were both within three-hundredths of a second […]

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Previewing the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Freedom 75 from Lucas Oil Raceway

By Tony DiZinno The first rung on the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires has just one oval race on the schedule. But for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the Freedom 75 back at Lucas Oil Raceway will be an important test in the championship battle. Just outside Indianapolis in […]

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Previewing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Freedom 100 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By Steve Wittich For the 16th time, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires will serve as the warm-up act for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Pole-sitter for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Ed Carpenter, was the winner of the first Freedom 100 on the same weekend that he graduated from […]

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Indy Lights at Barber Motorsports Park – 2018 – Friday – Practice #1 – championship leader Urrutia leads opening practice

By Steve Wittich Santi Urrutia will be making his fifth and sixth Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, and it only took the double Indy Lights vice-champion eight laps to go to the top of the timesheet. The lone 45-minute Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires practice session began immediately after the first Verizon IndyCar […]

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The lowest of lowest and the highest of highs – 12 days in the life of Aaron Telitz

By Steve Wittich Mistakes and their resulting crashes are an inevitable part of auto racing. Nigel Mansel once said, “I think life is full of challenges and problems. I don’t believe that anyone is perfect. We all make mistakes. It’s not a bed of roses, and you have to work real hard at it.” Thankfully, […]

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Sunday – MRTI Update #11 – Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Race #2 Unofficial Results Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing Sometimes it is better to be lucky rather than good in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, and for both Belardi Auto Racing and its driver Santi Urrutia, that was the case […]

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Saturday – MRTI Update #10 – Indy Lights Race #1 – O’Ward Dominates after pole sitter Telitz misses race

Patricio O’Ward started on the pole for the 35 lap Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires due to the misfortune of Aaron Telitz, but a 6.6-second victory was 100% due to the Mexican’s skill. The win is the first in Indy Lights for O’Ward, and his eighth overall Mazda Road To […]

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Saturday – MRTI Update #7 – O’Ward grabs first Indy Lights pole in tight qualifying session

  After missing out on pole in Friday’s Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session by one-tenth of a second, Andretti Autosport rookie Patricio O’Ward ended Saturday’s qualifying session the same amount ahead Colton Herta (Andretti Steinbrenner Racing). The Mexican pilot’s pole lap of 1:05.039, was quicker than Aaron Telitz’s pole lap of 1:05.1279 […]

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An extensive preview of the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season

By Steve Wittich The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series will take to the streets (and runways) of downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. for the 19th and 20th time. It will also be the 10th straight year that the series starts the season on the shores of Tampa Bay. Previous race winning drivers and teams […]

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Indy Lights testing from Homestead-Miami Speedway – road course testing recap, results and notebook

By Steve Wittich When the eventual quickest driver of the road course portion of spring training, Santi Urrutia, began his final lap just before the checkered came out, all seven drivers were within a scant four-tenths of a second of each other. But thanks to a triple hit of push-to-pass, which feeds the 2.0L turbo-charged […]

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